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Friday, August 2, 2013 | Vol. 112, No. 31 | | 50¢

Kingston Relay for Life raises $57,000 Food Bank keeps rolling But Barb Fulton is still looking for options for Kingston institution

Indianola board accepting applications, has 90 days to appoint



KINGSTON — When Barb Fulton drives the Kingston Food Bank into town, she notices numerous vacant buildings and lots. None of the apparent vacancies, however, are available for a food bank that has no home. “There’s 12 empty buildings in town, but nobody wants to take a tax write-off,” Fulton said. “[The owners] would rather have them empty.” The food bank, which is housed in a 22-foot motor home and has no electricity, is open two days per week. Fulton, the food bank’s director, and volunteers keep all the perishable foods on ice. Meanwhile, the search for a more permanent home is still coming up short and the food bank is receiving fewer donations. “Our money donations are way down,” Fulton said. “I’m concerned that people think that because we’re not in [a] building, we’re not taking donations. That’s how we buy our groceries.” The food bank formerly received an average of $500 per month in monetary donations, Fulton said. That was cut in about half recently, she said. The food bank moved into the motor home April 22 when it had to vacate temporary quarters provided by Windermere Real Estate. It occupied the Windermereowned property after it lost its See Food Bank, Page A3

Frank resigns from Port

der, appendix and a section of his small intestine, and then take insulin-producing cells from his pancreas and transplant them to his liver. His father, Tim, and sister, Aleksys, also have pancreatitis and are undergoing tests to determine their next course of treatment. Meanwhile, Tim, an electrician, has been laid off and the family’s medical insurance expires in November. “We have a mantra,” mother

INDIANOLA — Following a tumultuous couple of months, Port of Indianola Commissioner Judith Frank resigned from her position July 29. Frank has served as the District 2 representative since June 2012. She was appointed to fill a vacancy left by John Jacobson. Frank resigned because of the reaction by some Indianola residents over the board’s decision to close the recreation dock, citing safety concerns, she said. Commissioners voted to close the dock during a special meeting June 27, following a letter from Coast & Harbor Engineering. Concerns raised in the letter included how easy it was to make the dock “sway.” On June 29, the morning after the board installed a gated barrier blocking pedestrian access

See HELP, Page A7

See Indianola, Page A9

Besty Sustad of Kingston told her story of survival at North Kitsap Relay for Life, July 26 at North Kitsap Stadium. Sustad has had a lot to overcome, and gave inspiration to the 180-strong crowd of particpants. See photos on page A11. Megan Stephenson / Herald

Their challenges inspire efforts But costs are taking a toll on families By RICHARD WALKER

KINGSTON — As you head David ‘Ijah’ out to enjoy your summer Isaac Tate Williamson weekend, think about David Williamson and Isaac Tate. You’ll not take your weekend David, 3, was at Seattle for granted. And you may feel Children’s Hospital July 30, precompelled to do something to paring for surgery to remove help. his pancreas, spleen, gallblad-

School board candidates make final pitch By KIPP ROBERTSON

POULSBO — Two of three candidates for the North Kitsap School Board will advance Tuesday from the primary to the Nov. 5 general election. Ken Ames, Doug Prichard

and Beth Worthington are campaigning for a chance to serve as District 3 director. The board position is the single race out of six in the northern part of the peninsula to draw enough candidates for a primary election. Ames, the incumbent, former-

ly served on the South Kitsap School Board and the state Board of Education. “I also served as president of the SKSB board for [two] different years,” he wrote in his voters’ pamphlet statement. “I was very active in local, state and feder-

al legislative issues that impact our education system here in Washington and Kitsap County.” Ames moved from South Kitsap See PRIMARY, Page A9

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